Grantee Spotlight: Blessings In A Backpack


Blessings In A Backpack Volunteers pack weekend bags for students at Ballenger Creek Elementary School.

Ausherman Family Foundation awarded Blessings In A Backpack with a $10,000 General Grant to fund operating costs. Blessings in a Backpack, Frederick, MD is dedicated to ending childhood hunger in our community. Each week, volunteers gather to order, pick up and pack kid-friendly, nonperishable items and distribute to low-income families for each day that school meals are unavailable including weekends and school breaks.  These children may otherwise go hungry. Blessings In A Backpack’s primary objective is to eliminate food insecurity for at-risk children in the hope that it will provide a more stable nutritional foundation for healthy growth & development. Children served by BIAB may be homeless, dependent on school meals as their primary source of nutrition and at risk of going hungry when school meals are unavailable. Thank you for all of your hard work from the Ausherman Family Foundation and the children you serve every weekend.

General Grants are available on a rolling basis year round. For more information about General Grants or to apply, click here.


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